The West Basin is the Galisteo Basin Preserve’s first conservation neighborhood, encompassing four magnificent off-the-grid equestrian homesteads that range from 125 to 265 acres and offer residents an extraordinary quality of privacy and breathtaking views to the surrounding mountains and the Petroglyph Hill cultural resource area.

Each of the West Basin Preserve lots has been overlaid with a carefully crafted, highly restrictive conservation easement. Subsequent to their purchase, the West Basin property owners donated easements to Commonweal Conservancy to protect the region’s scenic, wildlife habitat, cultural, and recreational resources. The development restrictions ensure that more than 95 percent of each property will be permanently maintained as open space.

Among other provisions, the West Basin conservation easements allow for a 3-4.5-acre building area for development of a home, a guesthouse, and a barn.

Adjoining more than 4,500 acres of federal, state, and Santa Fe County public lands, as well as the Preserve’s thousands of acres of open space, the West Basin is in a world of its own, yet still within 25 minutes of the city of Santa Fe.

Like all Galisteo Basin Preserve community members, West Basin residents serve as land stewards for some of the region’s most significant cultural, historic, and ecological resources.

The last West Basin parcels were sold to conservation buyers in 2009.


The West Basin is located on the southwestern edge of the Galisteo Basin Preserve, approximately two miles northwest of the Village of Galisteo. West Basin Ridge, accessed from Santa Fe County Road 42, is a private road serving four of the five parcels. 406 Camino los Abuelos is directly accessible from County Road 42.